Liverpool are optimistic of signing Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton this week.
Both Premier League clubs have been in talks over Mac Allister, who has a release clause of between £45m and £55m in his contract.
The Argentine World Cup winner signed a new contract with Brighton last October, extending a deal that was due to expire this summer but now runs until the summer of 2025, with an option for an extra 12 months.
Once the release clause has been met, it is expected personal terms will be quickly agreed between Liverpool and Mac Allister.
The 24-year-old’s arrival is likely to begin what looks set to be a busy summer at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp looking to freshen up a side that missed out on Champions League qualification this season.
Midfield is a particular area of need for Liverpool, with Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner all leaving the club with their contracts expiring, while Arthur Melo will return to Juventus at the end of his loan deal.